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A New Mindset


I have been working on losing weight for the past couple of years and as you do when you’re working on losing weight it goes UP and then down.  You fluctuate all over the place you get discouraged and you give up, then you get back to it for what ever reason. My reason is that I need to beat Diabetes and need to get healthy. At the age of 50 and have many different ailments I don’t want to be laid up to early because I have two young daughters, two beautiful grand-daughters, and another grandbaby on the way.  I can not be laid up and unable to be there for them.

She transformed her mind and then her body! Haley Otman

“I used to live for the next meal. Like…literally eating lunch I was thinking about what I would eat for dinner. I have learned to enjoy NEW things about food. I’ve learned to love cooking and am finding new ways every day to make low sugar/carb meals that taste great but don’t keep me from my goals.”

FIRST – I want to say I believe that going all the way to a size two is too small unless you feel this is the size you are comfortable being and you are healthy. I know some people who are size 2 both because of medical issues and because that is just the size they have always been. But, if that is the size you are aiming for because you think that is the size you should be due to peer pressure or “public notions” – nope – be what ever size you feel healthy and comfortable at.

Now that I put that out there, I do agree with what is said in the article and the quote above. Shifting one’s mindset about food and eating in a different way is how to lose weight and keeping it off, not “dieting”.  Remember everyone is different, I am learning about myself, with my nutritionist, I am one who literally doesn’t eat enough. Yes, I know that phrase “doesn’t eat enough” seems contrary to trying to lose weight, I thought so too.

BUT, I forget to eat, I avoid food cause I just have no interest in it, which causes my body to shut down, my metabolism to shut down and start saving the fat for “that rainy day”.

I like to cook, I love to bake but unless I have someone to cook/bake for I could do with out except late at night sitting working on the computer or watching tv then I snack generally on unhealthy food, except I am learning to change this habit, and it is a habit.  When you are changing your mindset you are breaking a habit or working through an addiction.  Some people are literally addicted to food or some foods.  I am addicted to Dr. Pepper, not just any soda but Dr. Pepper and coffee.  So, I have to break these addictions and learn how to live with these addictions but control them. I don’t mean they are like someone who is an alcoholic because I can have a Dr. Pepper and not want another and another etc.  BUT, If I have a Dr. Pepper seems in my mind to say no to more Dr. Pepper day after day.  I just tell myself, oh I just have one a day, or this one won’t hurt me because it is just ONE. Or I even have one when no one is around and not report it on my food log.  These actions are the actions of someone who is addicted.  So, I take it one day at a time

I am addicted to Dr. Pepper, not just any soda but Dr. Pepper and coffee.  So, I have to break these addictions and learn how to live with these addictions but control them. I don’t mean they are like someone who is an alcoholic because I can have a Dr. Pepper and not want another and another etc.  BUT, If I have a Dr. Pepper seems in my mind to say no to more Dr. Pepper day after day.  I just tell myself, oh I just have one a day, or this one won’t hurt me because it is just ONE. Or I even have one when no one is around and not report it on my food log.  These actions are the actions of someone who is addicted.  So, I take it one day at a time and do my best to avoid Dr. Pepper.

I also have a body dysphoria issue, no matter how skinny or bulked up I ever got or will get I will see myself as fat, which partly causes this lack of interest in food but it is other issues too, which I am worked on. These issues keep me from noticing any changes with my body and within myself, this builds discouragement within me. When I am discouraged I tend to return to my “I am not interested in food and hate my body” mode. It is a horrible circle, however, if one works on their mindset towards food and eating differently and on breaking those old habits and addictions they have with and towards food, then being discouraged isn’t apart of the whole thing cause you aren’t in it to actually “look different or lose weight”, you are in it to learn about the way you eat, to learn about healthy foods and what to eat, what makes you healthy.

The losing weight is a side benefit and it also helps you be healthy mentally, physically and emotionally.

Great Bloothtooh earphones AYL AX8


 

I was sent these AYL AX8 Boothtooth earphone at a discounted price to give an honest review. It took me a bit to figure out how to connect them to two connections at once, mainly my Samsung Galaxy S5.

I finally was able to get it hooked up to both my computer (running Windows 10) and my Samsung Galaxy S5. I also had it connected to my old Motorola and Blackberry. I like having it connected to my computer and my Samsung phone cause I can listen to my music or audiobook as I am cleaning or working in my studio and if someone calls I can switch to my phone and talk hands-free. I would most certainly recommend this Bluetooth product to anyone, from the less active person to the athletic who is more active because they fit nice and secure in my ears and I have very sensitive ears.

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Grumpy Old Wizards Spin A Spell of Suspense and Surprises



Grumpy Old WizardsGrumpy Old Wizards by John O’Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just finished reading John O’Riley’s book Grumpy Old Wizards – book 1, (this book was sent to me free of charge for an honest review).

An honest review isn’t hard to give since O’Riley’s book had me on the edge of my chair the whole time! It is a double-spaced 372-page book but I was so enthralled with it that I read the book in three days! It would have been less if things in life were necessary to attend to.

I ran across a couple of spelling errors, typos, and one area where I think a couple sentences got flipped around, but overall “Grumpy Old Wizards” flowed smoothly.

It is a great fantasy book for young adults to us elder readers who love magic, and surprises at every turn in a book.

#GrumpyOldWizards

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A Suspenseful Home Run!


The History MajorThe History Major by Michael Phillip Cash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was sent “The History Major” free of charge for an honest review. I am so glad I received this book!! Mr. Cash hit a HOME RUN with “The History Major” I opened the book to start reading it and read most of it in one day! If I hadn’t had a doctors appointment and chores around the house, I would have had the whole book read in one day, but instead, I finished it in less than 2 days, (by the next morning).

Mr. Cash’s characters drew me in and kept my interest, as did the plot with many suspenseful twist and turns. I love history and he really kept me reading with his knowledge of different aspects of history that he interwove into the story and how they could help the story line. Just as I thought I had guessed what was happening, there was another twist and I was lift wondering what, and being drawn back in deeper into the story and the characters.

By the time, I finished the book I left retracing my own memories and questioning my beliefs of reality verse dreams, “What if…”

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A New Review Soon!


Had a new Author Charles LaFave reach out to me this morning via email to review his book titled: Greeth.

Here’s a quick link: http://amzn.com/B01DPQ4I3K

A review will be coming soon – keep an eye out because this looks like a very intriguing book!

If you have read this book let me know what you think of it.

XYZlicone Infinity Band Product Review



I received this ring today at a discounted price to try it out and give your honest review. – I honestly love this ring and find it a great alternative to traditional wedding ring for those, like myself, who has allergies to metals. It is also a great alternative for those who have an issue for wearing rings for whatever reason – be it they work as an artist or metal working, or if you just don’t like to wear a ring because the XYZlicone Infinity Band ring is very lightweight and it is hard to even tell you are wearing a ring at all. This is a great ring also for those who are sports and outdoor enthusiast.

I read in a review above: “It looks like a rubber band on your hand that you forgot to take off”. The ring is a flat matt black with a good width to it and roundness to the top, which does not say rubber band to me. It also does not pull my hair on my hand when I pulled it on and off. In the same review, the statement was made a tattoo ring would be a better choice then a silicone ring. I have a tattoo ring and I feel that some people would not be happy with this option for several reasons, the main reason is a tattoo ring is a permanent option (you can’t take a tattoo ring off no matter what!).

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As I stated above I am an acrylic artist and this is great ring because I can wear it while painting and not have to take it off in fear of losing the ring or forgetting to put it back on after finishing.

I washed my hands with these rings on afraid that perhaps they would leave black rings from sweating or water, I had no issues with black rubbing off onto my finger, which is definitely a plus! I also took my extra ring and stretched it out and pulled at it to test the sturdiness. The ring did not break so it is very sturdy and did not stretch out of shape or break.

I would suggest these to others.

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Micheal Phillip Cash’s $200 Giveaway!!!




I am a BIG fan of Michael Phillip Cash and have read and reviewed just about every one of his eight published books.  If you like a good fantasy or mystery you couldn’t go wrong by picking up one of Michael Phillip Cash‘s books and reading it TODAY!  How about starting with “Witches Protection Program”   and getting included in Cash’s $200 Paypal or Amazon Giveaway? What do you have to lose? What do you have to gain? EVERYTHING – a great book, possibility of winning $200! Think of how many great books you can get for that much Mula!

Michael Phillip Cash is an award winning author who thus far has written eight books which include the Darracia Series. His books still rank among Amazon’s best seller list. His books, Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island and The Flip are  favorites among readers and continue to rank in the top spots on Amazon.

Michael Phillip Cash now has a new novel out on Amazon, Witches Protection Program. It is already quickly becoming a favorite as well as hitting best seller lists.


 

About the book:

Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.

 
 
 

Michael Phillip Cash is grateful to each and everyone of the people who have reviewed his books and for the support given. As a thank you and to introduce his new book, he is giving away a chance at $200 Paypal or Amazon cash and a signed copy of his new book.

Would you like to win this great prize? All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

Where you can find Michael Phillip Cash:


 


Disclosure: This giveaway has been arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Michael Phillip Cash. Whirling Mind Wondering Thoughts was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Michael Phillip Cash and has not received compensation for this post. Michael Phillip Cash is responsible for prize distribution.


This giveaway will run from May 24 at 12 AM CST-June 8, 2015 at 12 AM CST. The giveaway is open internationally. However, if the winner is outside of the US, then the book will only be a Kindle version. Winner must have an active PayPal account and will only be paid in US dollars.
Winner must be 18+ to enter. Winner will be drawn at random by Rafflecopter.com and all entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or forfeit the prize. Please allow up to 4 weeks for the prize to be distributed.

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